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  • Flight diverted due to dispute over reclining seat

    Updated: 15 min ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. Jacksonville station News 4 Jax (http://bit.ly/1qX1NjG ) reports that Delta says the flight was...

  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    Updated: 30 min ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee on Tuesday rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, killing the challenges. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted 54-4 against each of the complaints,...

  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    Updated: 45 min ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can't offer its services without a specific...

  • Officials: Egypt bombing kills 11 police officers

    Updated: 45 min ago

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said. The bomb appeared to have been detonated by remote control...

  • Thai junta forces rights group to nix presentation

    Updated: 45 min ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling military junta forced a human rights group on Tuesday to cancel a presentation on the precarious rights situation in the Southeast Asian country three months after the army staged a coup. The military told Bangkok-based Thai Lawyers for Human Rights in...

  • UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria

    Updated: 45 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday. Syria's civil war has touched off a massive humanitarian crisis,...

  • Anti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial...

  • Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — More than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group. The World Resources Institute said China has the world's...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days. Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the U.N. terrorist...

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for. India is the best possible investment destination, offering "democracy, demography and demand" in...

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